Finding that defendants engaged in “misrepresentations of evidence,” cited “wholly irrelevant” evidence and presented facts that were “disjointed and lack[ed] logical connections,” Judge Karlton was forced to expend “significant time and energy” sorting through the “so-called facts.” He addressed defendants’ contentions that plaintiffs, whose relationship(s) with CUSA had been severed, had “unclean hands” (because they supposedly planned to take over CUSA and misused CUSA property); that the defamation claims were barred by California privileges and immunities; and that the contracts allegedly breached were illegal and unenforceable. Judge Karlton found that defendants fell considerably short of carrying their burden of proof under Fed.R.Civ.P. 56. See: Dawe v. Corrections USA, No. CIV. S-07-1790 LKK/EFB (E.D. Cal.).
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